A violent turn to PFI’s call for a ‘Bandh’ in Kerala !

  • Raids across all locations of the ‘Popular Front of India’!
  • Vandalism of Government buses
  • Attack on Police

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)  – A bandh was organised by ‘Popular Front of India’ (PFI) activists across Kerala on 23rd September after the Central Directorate of Investigation and Enforcement arrested 106 people of the ‘Popular Front of India’ in raids across 93 locations in 15 States across the country. Violence was also carried out in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Stones were pelted on the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses in various districts of Kerala, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Alappuzha. Local media also reported that a petrol bomb was hurled at a vehicle carrying newspapers for distribution at Narayanpara in Kannur in the morning.

1. Government buses were vandalised in the city of Kochi. Cadres of PFI attacked the Police at Pallimukku in Kollam district. Two Policemen were injured in these attacks.

2. A Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus, a tanker, a lorry and some other vehicles were damaged by stone pelting in Alappuzha.

3. A 15-year-old girl and a rickshaw puller suffered minor injuries due to the stone pelting by PFI activists in Kozhikode and Kannur.

Editorial viewpoint

Even the CPI(M) coalition Government in Kerala was unable to contain  the violence. The Government should respond regarding its failure to control the situation !

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